Friday, December 10, 2010

#1 for Virality, co-won LeWeb Startups Competition

Happy to announce that co-won yesterday the LeWeb10 Startups Competition (Judges here...).
Bravo to our 2 co-winners @Waze and @Super_Marmite : fantastic ideas, clever executions and great people!

We spend a truly extraordinary couple of days in Paris presenting and what we envisage for its near future. Once again we were amazed by its popularity and how it continues to inspire smart collaboration ideas to so many people and businesses...

LeWeb is definitively a Must. Congrats to @Geraldine, @Loic and team. You guys rock !

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Facebook newspapers on

We have just released the possibility to create Facebook Papers. A first step in working with Facebook data, so any feedback (comments below) will be appreciated!

For now, you can create Papers based on a search of all public posts on Facebook (this means posts from people that have set their profile/wall to 'public'). It is a bit like a Twitter tag Paper, but for Facebook... Facebook currently supports only very basic keyword searches on public posts - so a paper based on the search 'climate energy' will find all posts containing both words - then extracts all links, videos and photos, analyzes them, ranks them and creates the paper in a similar fashion to Twitter papers. So try it out, and tell us what you think...

We are also looking into other possibilities with Facebook - such a creating Papers for individual users. But that would mean Papers that can be viewed only by the Facebook user (i.e. private), and we wonder if people need/want a different way to look at their Facebook wall - so here again, tell us what you think!

This is an initial step in enabling further content sources for the creation of automated personalized newspapers. Many more to follow...

Want to try it now ? Browse, click "Create a Newspaper" and follow the Facebook Papers instructions.